The Data effect Ottawa:

Canada’s AI Future

In Person Summit
September 28, 2023 | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm (ET)

building a national approach to AI

It’s time for Canada to truly leverage its AI talent to build the world's most advanced digital government and economy.

AI is now accelerating at hyper-speed — it’s critical that Canada move fast to lead on emerging issues related to the federal government’s digital services, national productivity, cyber safety and the future of our labour force.

Canada can lead the world in building a national approach to AI that drives human development.

Join us at The Data Effect in Ottawa to accelerate the AI revolution.
tickets sales starting soon

The Venue

11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4, Canada
The Westin Ottawa is conveniently located in the heart of Canada's picturesque capital, providing direct access to many of the city's national attractions.
Business Casual attire is suggested.



$395.00 CAD + Taxes

$295.00 CAD + Taxes

Early Bird Ticket sales end August 20, 2023

Each ticket receives:

  • Light Breakfast & Coffee
  • Admission to all Keynote and Panel Discussions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Live Q & A Session
  • Lunch

the data effect series

The Data Effect is headed to Ottawa to bring together the ideas, technologies and people who can show us how to better use and share data to solve some of our most daunting challenges.



$195.00 CAD

Group Ticket sales end May 2023

Each ticket receives:

  • Light Breakfast & Coffee
  • Admission to all Keynote and Panel Discussions
  • Networking Opportunities

$295.00 CAD

General Admission ticket sales end May 2023

Each ticket receives:

  • Light Breakfast & Coffee
  • Admission to all Keynote and Panel Discussions
  • Networking Opportunities

SpeakerS will Include:

Rick Leary

Toronto Transit Commission

Ehren Cory

Canada Infrastructure Bank

Ben Almond

Engineering Services Canada,
SNC Lavalin

Kealy Dedman

Commissioner, Public Works,
Regional Municipality of Peel

Ramtin Attar

CEO & Co-Founder,
Promise Robotics

Heather Grey-Wolf

Chief Development Officer,
Infrastructure Ontario

Peter Hass

Associate Partner,
Maverix Private Equity

Stuart McLaren

Global Director of Net Zero Innovation,
SNC Lavalin

Laura Miller

Head of Public Policy and Communications, Canada,

Michael Norton

Chief Development Officer,

Derek Goring

Executive Vice President, Development, Northcrest Developments

Ilse Treurnicht

Managing Partner,
TwinRiver Capital

Leslie Woo


James Perttula

Transit and Transportation Planning,
City of Toronto

Jag Sharma

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Toronto Community Housing

Graham Carr

President & Vice-Chancellor,
Concordia University

Heili Toome

Chief Marketing Officer,
SHIFT Transit

Louis Tremblay

President & CEO,

Emma Jarratt

Executive Editor,
Electric Autonomy Canada

Mark Salsberg

Co-Principal, WGD Consulting and Chair,
TRACCS Transit &
Rail Association

Catherine Murray

Event MC

with more to be announced soon

TDE Ottawa Focus

Productivity: Prosperity is linked to national productivity. As AI becomes more prevalent, Canada’s government can use it to maximise the use of human and natural resources while minimising the disruption AI will deliver.

Digital Government: The responsible use of AI & Canada’s vast troves of data can provide the insights and efficiency a modern government, in a growing country needs

Climate Change: How AI, Sensors and data are becoming the essential tools to meet Canada’s Climate Goals

Policy Insight: As a world leader in AI, Canada has the potential to use these tools and partner with other countries investing in AI/digital innovations to improve the future of government

Protecting Democracy: Used improperly, AI clearly be a negative force used against democratic governments. But there are now strategies and tools to use AI to project the foundations of voting systems and the efficacy of government services, from law enforcement to the health care system.

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